A quest for a more challenging job saw Tebogo Seleka landing a job as a cashier at one of the Choppies stores in Lobatse in the year 2009. Three months later the ‘challenge seeker’ had already been promoted to work as a capturing clerk. This new position came with more responsibilities like banking and stock taking, exactly what she wanted. This then meant it was now crunch time for the ambitious young lady from the southern village of Nhlanhle. After a year she was again promoted to be a supervisor and a month later assumed the position of a trainee Manager. After a year and some months she was transferred to Old Lobatse Road Choppies in Gaborone where she works as Assistant Manager.
This position, according to Seleka, comes with more responsibilities and challenges but she can’t complain because obviously this means a more competitive salary too. Her new responsibilities demands that she be at work from morning to evening most of the time but Seleka says it is the few days she gets off duty that she utilises to catch up and make up for lost time in her social calendar. Choppies, she says, has contributed to positive growth in her life. She, however, says she couldn’t have done it without the support of her colleagues. As a female leader, Seleka has taken it upon herself to empower and support other female employees. This, she says, she does by approaching their welfare issues and problems with caution and care.